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Bill: State should buy local

Bipartisan legislation introduced by state Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, seeks to help local manufacturers and producers by holding the state accountable for both its environmental regulations and for its out-of-state purchases of construction materials.

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More rain expected in forecast

Low pressure is expected to move through the region tonight and promote cool, showery, and breezy conditions, according to the Spokane office of the National Weather Service.

Tonasket woman injured in vehicle accident

A Tonasket woman was injured Wednesday morning in a single vehicle accident about 1.5 miles north of town.

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Temporary bridge slated to arrive this weekend

After flood waters closed a portion of Highway 21 along the West Fork of the Sanpoil River, state Department of Transportation crews will begin installing a temporary Bailey bridge that will reopen the highway to traffic about 15 miles south of town.

Information sought on Republic drive by shooting

Ferry County law enforcement is seeking information about an alleged drive by shooting yesterday.

Flooding prompts forest road closures

The Colville National Forest will be temporarily closing two roads due to flooding damage and unsafe conditions.

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Several local roads damaged, closed

A flood watch remains in effect until 3:30 p.m. today, April 14, for Douglas, Chelan, Ferry and Okanogan counties.

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Sunrise RVs opens in Omak

Folks searching for the perfect recreational vehicle now have a local option, located in a convenient location along Highway 97.

Ballots in mail for Omak School District bond issue

Ballots have been mailed to Omak School District voters, who are being asked to decide on construction of a new middle school.

Charges dismissed for former teacher

Charges filed nearly four years ago against a then-Lake Roosevelt High School teacher have been dismissed by Okanogan County Superior Court Judge Hank Rawson.

Bridgeport Food Bank searching for new home

The Bridgeport Food Bank is struggling to find a new home after officials found out the bank’s current home would soon be closed.

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Without a paddle

A state of emergency has been declared by the Okanogan County commissioners in response to severe flooding that has washed out roads, caused flooding and triggered debris flows.

Body identified as missing Malott man

A body found March 16 in the Okanogan River has been identified as that of Marco Antonio Aguilar-Cendejas, who had been missing since December 2016.

Commissioners declare state of emergency

A state of emergency has been declared by the Okanogan County commissioners in response to severe flooding that has washed out roads, caused flooding and triggered debris flows.

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Some roads close due to mud, debris flows

Sinlahekin Road is closed 1.4 miles east of town due to water, rocks and debris that flowed off the hillside yesterday.